Join us for education hour each September – May from 10:45-11:30 am.

In addition, we offer various other opportunities throughout the year. Please view our events calendar for more information about those.

Adult Education

Sunday Morning Adult Education

Join us during the Education Hour at 10:45 am.

OCTOBER
Through the month of October, Pastor Elizabeth & Nick are leading these sessions as adult confirmation and youth confirmation all together! Come and learn (or re-learn) some of the foundational teachings that have formed and reformed our church, traditions, worship practices.  What makes a Lutheran? Come and find out! All ages! 
All Ages Confirmation: Martin Luther
All Ages Confirmation: Small Catechism/10 Commandments
15 All Ages Confirmation: Lutheran Theology
22 No Adult Education
29 All Ages Confirmation/Reformation
NOVEMBER 
 
Peace of Mind Seminary, offered by Bradshaw Funeral Home

Confirmation

What is Confirmation All About at Memorial?

Confirmation classes at Memorial are varied and engaging. We use this as a time for youth to consider and explore their faith. While we spend a good deal of time on catechism and biblical literacy, we spend a large amount of time on big questions of faith and how God is at work in the lives of these youth and through these youth. Confirmation is in many ways all about helping these youth say from their hearts in their own words, “I am glad I was baptized, and I trust in and accept the gift of life offered through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.”

When is Confirmation at Memorial?

Typically, youth begin confirmation in the fall of 7th grade. Our confirmation ministry completes in two years (following Affirmation, youth are invited to participate in our Sr. High ministry). Youth are welcome to join at any age after reaching 7th grade.

Classes take place on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, during our education hour. During Lent, youth are also asked to attend Wednesday nights for mentors and Lenten worship.

Our classroom confirmation year runs from September through May, with various additional offerings in the summer.

In addition to preparation for Affirmation of Baptism, Confirmation also presents great opportunities for youth.

  • Each Sunday we meet together to share our week, and engage in the weekly lesson.
  • Lenten mentors allow youth to connect with caring adults and build lasting relationships that uplift their faith.
  • Each spring we take a youth retreat, with a special component just for confirmands.
  • We participate in Moonlight Madness, a metro-wide overnight for confirmation youth. It is a time of fellowship and relationship.
  • Participation in the stewardship of the church, as acolytes, readers, and communion assistants. Youth are also encouraged to help with special times of worship.
  • Service opportunities abound for youth in our confirmation ministry, including: Feed My Starving Children, Sandwich Project Minnesota, In-Reach, senior visits, Mobile Action Ministry, 30-hr famine, etc.
  • Summer mission trip and camp opportunities that engage youth with people and experiences outside their everyday lives.
  • Various other events and opportunities that arise throughout the year.

Please  visit the Events page for more info about upcoming events.

At the end of two years of classes, youth are given the opportunity to write a statement of faith. This is not a test, but is a way for youth to share where their faith is at the completion of confirmation classes. We have had many creative statements that expand beyond essays, including musical statements.

Finally, youth are invited to affirm their baptism. joyfully accepting the gift they have already received through baptism and joining in the adult membership of the church.

If you/your youth would like to join in our confirmation ministry, or you know someone who is searching, please contact Nick , or the church office at (651)436-1138.

Children’s Sunday School

What’s Sunday School About at Memorial?

Here at Memorial, we seek for our Sunday School ministry to be engaging and fun, while still emphasizing the biblical narrative that supports and nurtures faith. We have weekly classes for all children Preschool-6th grade.

Class begins at 10:45 and runs until 11:30 each week.

The learning doesn’t end when the kids leave on Sunday mornings. The children’s weekly leaflet from class encourages the entire family to engage faith outside of worship.

Our Sunday School weekly lessons follow the revised common lectionary, so parents and kids leave each Sunday with the same topics fresh in their minds. All of this is geared towards creating points of contact in which families can grow in faith together.

We utilize the Whirl curriculum for our weekly lessons. It provides various activities each week that make kids examine the stories in different ways. Activities can range from listening, to drawing, to acting out specific scenes.

Additionally, as children get older, the curriculum leads children to connect what they are learning to their everyday lives.

Children will also have the chance to sing on a weekly basis, and our Sunday School kids sing in worship once a month. For children in grades 1-6, we also have a

Interested in signing up your children to participate?

Registration is handled online, here. Our church ID is: memoriallutheran.

Even if you do not sign up, all children are welcome to participate in Sunday School at Memorial.

We have a number of additional activities for kids and families throughout the year. Please visit our events calendar and milestones pages for more info about those opportunities.

If you would like a copy of this year’s Sunday School calendar, please contact Nick.

All children are also invited to come forward for children’s time during worship each Sunday.

Story Time (birth-age 3)

All kids birth – age 3 are invited to story time each education hour from 10:45 – 11 am.

Teresa, our nursery attendant, will led this time.

Parents are encouraged to attend, spend time chatting with other parents, enjoy fellowship, or head to adult education class.

Nursery care is available for the remainder of the education hour following story time.

Seniors and senior high youth are encouraged to volunteer to help out with children during story time. Please contact Teresa, Nick, or the church office (651)436-1138, to help.